Sports BriefsPublished 2:01am Friday, August 31, 2012
Ohio Mr. Football Mauk
arrested on 4 charges
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri freshman quarterback Maty Mauk has been arrested on suspicion of four charges including leaving the scene of an accident after a scooter mishap.
Mauk is third on the depth chart after a record-setting high school career in Kenton, Ohio, and is the second Missouri quarterback to have a scrape with the law in recent months. Redshirt freshman Corbin Berkstresser, the backup, was arrested and charged in May with a misdemeanor for hitting a parked car with his truck and leaving the scene.
Campus police said Mauk made contact with two vehicles on his scooter with two female passengers onboard just after midnight Thursday morning, then refused to pull over and ran a stop sign.
Mauk turned himself in later Thursday morning and was arrested on four misdemeanor charges, including leaving the scene/failure to report, operating a vehicle in a reckless manner and running a stop sign. He was transported to Boone County Jail where he posted $1,000 bond.
Limited tickets remain
for Marshall vs. WVU
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s athletic department says a limited number of tickets are available for Saturday’s season opener with Marshall in Morgantown. No two seats are available next to each other.
The tickets are available by calling 1-800-WVU GAME or at the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum. Tickets aren’t available online.
Orders will be taken until 1 p.m. Friday. If tickets still remain available by then, they’ll be sold Saturday morning through the Milan Puskar Stadium ticket office outside the North Gate.
Station takes Pinkett off
Irish radio broadcast
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former Notre Dame running back and Fighting Irish radio analyst Allen Pinkett has been pulled off the broadcast of Saturday’s season opener against Navy in Dublin, Ireland, following his comments that teams need bad guys to give them an edge.
Andrew Giangola, a spokesperson for the IMG Notre Dame Radio Network, said Thursday that the game deserves to be distraction free and Pinkett’s comments made to Chicago’s WSCR-AM were unacceptable. He said further decisions on Pinkett are pending.
Pinkett, who led Notre Dame in rushing from 1983-85, said: “I’ve always felt like, to have a successful team, you have to have a few bad citizens on the team.” He pointed to the past success of Ohio State as an example.
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick called Pinkett’s comments “nonsense.”
NFLPA approves IR rule
change, trade deadline
NEW YORK (AP) — The players’ union has approved a rule change that will allow one designated player to return from injured reserve and play this season.
The NFL Players Association also agreed to move the league’s trading deadline back two weeks to after games in Week 8.
NFL owners voted for both changes in May. But the union had to sign off on them and did so Thursday, six days before the regular season kicks off.
One “marquee” player placed on injured reserve will be able to return to practice after the sixth week of the schedule and to the lineup after the eighth week. That player must be on the 53-man roster after the final preseason cut, which comes Friday.